DADS Cyclers stop at Sasol N17 Filling Station

They have also inspired local businesses wherever they stop over, to give back to their local community.

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Most people dread sitting in a car for three hours to get to their destination. Imagine doing that on a bicycle and that is just to get to the first stop! But not the DADS (Dedicated Ambassadors Delivering Support to Children in Need) Cycle Group! They decided to change the group’s name to an acronym as not only dads are cycling but also women and children.
They are taking on the arduous road to Durban from Johannesburg via Standerton and New Castle. Once close to Durban, the group will stop at Fulton School for the Deaf in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, where they will have a tea party with the children and teach them how to ride a bike. To ride a bike as a deaf individual is already challenging because the part of the inner ear responsible for balancing is the part that is absent in deafness. To balance on a bicycle is a huge achievement for these kids.
The group has been in existence for 14 years and has been growing steadily since its inception. It started with a group of dads who saw friends who needed support with their special needs children. They were all having a cup of… let’s just call it tea. The first ever journey was decided upon and they would all get on their bicycles and get sponsors. There were not enough sponsors and they all pitched in.
Now, 14 years later, many millions have been raised for various charities. They have also inspired local businesses wherever they stop over, to give back to their local community. All the charities are focused around children. All monies raised have been given to charities involving children as that has always been the main goal since the group started.
Sasol N17 and Steers involvement with DADS had a ripple effect on the community when Steers entertained children from less fortunate backgrounds. Sasol N17 and Steers has been sponsoring them their food and drinks.– Ané Prinsloo

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